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MSA Altair 5x Multigas Detector
WORKERS who face potentially dangerous situations deserve the best protection available.
At MSA, we work tirelessly to build smarter, better gas detection instruments that people across
the world rely on. First we introduced MSA’s advanced technology with the ALTAIR 4X Multigas
Detector with XCell Sensors. Now we’re proud to introduce the expansion of the most advanced
technology available in any portable gas detector on the market:
the ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector with XCell Sensor Technology.
Large buttons and bright display enable quick and easy operation even while wearing gloves
If a user becomes disabled due to unforeseen hazards, the MotionAlert sensor will activate after 30 seconds
The InstantAlert feature enables users to manually alert others of a dangerous situation with the push of a button
Compatible with Galaxy Test System
MSA Link ™ Software-ready
Global approvals for worldwide acceptance
Glow-in-the-dark housing for mining and confined space applications
Three-year back-to-back instrument warranty includes CO/H2S/O2/LEL/SO2 and IR sensors
Two-year warranty on NH3 and Cl2; minimum 12-month warranty on other sensors
Withstands extreme impacts with rugged polycarbonate housing
Passes 10-foot drop test
The IP65-rated ALTAIR 5X is both dust-tight and water-tight
Built on Durability - The ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector for LEL, O2, and toxic gas detection is as tough and functional as it looks. A rugged
polycarbonate housing provides unsurpassed durability, including the ability to survive a 3 m drop. Inside, a field-proven integral
pump provides consistent gas flow without the problems of externally-attached components. Ergonomic design, glove-friendly
buttons, and high-contrast display make the ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector easy to use in all applications.
Powered by Performance - Toughness and durability aren’t the whole story. The real strength of the ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector comes from new sensor
technology. MSA XCell Sensors have a typical life of more than double the industry average, and are engineered using MSA’s
proprietary application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design. By miniaturizing the sensors’ controlling electronics and placing
them inside the sensor itself, MSA XCell Sensors offer superior stability, accuracy, and repeatability.
MSA XCell Sensors are a breakthrough in chemical and mechanical sensor design, enabling faster response and span calibration
times. With less time spent on calibration and bump tests, you save calibration gas, maintenance costs, and in turn, save money.
But most importantly, in your industry, saving seconds on response time can also mean saving lives.
In addition to MSA XCell Sensors, the ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector can also be equipped with our wide variety of IR sensors
covering many gases and ranges including CO2.
Flexibility to Meet Your Needs - MSA’s ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector provides many options to fit various applications. The detector is configurable with either a high-resolution colour or monochrome LCD display with multilingual capabilities. MSA’s Logo Express Service option is available
to customize the colour display. The detector is easily configurable with interchangeable plug-and-play sensor slots for MSA XCell
Sensors. Up to six gases can be monitored simultaneously.
Furthermore, this multigas detector offers optional glow-in-the-dark instrument housing for IR sensor-equipped units.
The ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector’s lithium-ion battery lasts up to 20 hours, allowing it to be used over multiple shifts. An alkaline
battery pack is also available as an accessory. MSA’s ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detector is fully compatible with the MSA GALAXY
Automated Test System and MSA Link Software.
Frequently Asked Questions
ALTAIR 5X Multi-gas Detector with 3-year warranty, data logging, charger,
integral pump and tubing
10119600 (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S) Monochrome
10119614 (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S) Colour
10119649 (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S) Colour, Wireless USB
10119616 (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S, SO2) Colour
10119615 IR (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S, 0–10% CO2) Colour
Other configurations available on request
ALTAIR 5X Multi-gas Detector Industrial Kits – integral pump, 3 m sampling line and 30 cm probe
10120567 (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S) Monochrome
10120568 (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S) Colour
10120569 IR (LEL [Pen], O2, CO, H2S, 0–10% CO2) Colour
ALTAIR 5X GALAXY Automated Test System
10090605 Standard system with charging capability and cylinder holder
10090591 Smart system (memory card) with charging and cylinder holder
10053022 Gas can (58 l) (1.45% CH4,15.0% O2, 60 ppm CO, 20 ppm H2S)
10102853 Gas can (58 l) (1.45% CH4,15.0% O2, 60 ppm CO, 20 ppm H2S, 2.5% CO2)
10011938 Gas can (34 l) 5 ppm SO2 in N2
Other calibration gases available on request
Please note - Product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. The user is responsible for determining the suitability of this product.
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